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Richard Mason, Who Killed Piet Barol?

It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol was a tutor before he came to South Africa, his wife, Stacey, an opera singer. In Cape Town they are living the high life, impersonating French aristocrats, but their lies are catching up with them. 


Richard Mason is the author of four novels: The Drowning People (winner of Italy's Grinzane Cavour prize for Best First Novel), Us, Natural Elements (longlisted for the IMPAC and Sunday Times Literary Award), and History of a Pleasure Seeker ("A gorgeous confection"--The New York Times), longlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Award and shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. History of a Pleasure Seeker is currently in development as a TV series, produced by Oscar winner Alison Owen and directed by BAFTA-winning Philippa Lowthorpe. Mason lives in London and Cape Town.

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ISBN: 9780385352888
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Published: Knopf - January 24th, 2017

Erica Ferencik, The River at Night

A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction. 


Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio. 

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ISBN: 9781501143199
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - January 10th, 2017

Kristan Higgins and Saundra MacKay

Two Massachusetts romance authors share their new contemporary novels.


Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 16 novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.

Saundra MacKay learned to love books as the middle child in a large family as she searched for a place to belong. As a plus-size teen and a large-size woman, she gained insight into the hearts and minds of big, beautiful women who yearn to love and be loved. She has written Measure of Love with the desire that you discover love, size acceptance and your own voice.

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ISBN: 9780996825405
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Published: Rubin S, LLC - November 15th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780373789252
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Published: Hqn - January 31st, 2017

Marcy Dermansky & Rachel Hulin

Marcy DermanskyRachel HulinLeah is living in Queens with a possessive husband she doesn t love and a long list of unfulfilled ambitions, when she's jolted from a thick ennui by a call from the past. Her beloved former boss and friend, Judy, has died in a car accident and left Leah her most prized possession and, as it turns out, the instrument of Judy's death: a red sports car.

Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is the story told entirely in hilarious emails of fraternal twins Harry and Matilda Goodman as they fumble into adulthood, telling lies and keeping secrets, and finally confronting their complicated twinship. 


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ISBN: 9781631492334
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 11th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780385541671
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Published: Doubleday - January 17th, 2017

Caroline Woods, Fraulein M.

Caroline WoodsBERLIN, 1931: Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other's whole world. That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar Berlin. Berni becomes a cigarette girl, a denizen of the cabaret scene alongside her transgender best friend, who is considering a risky gender reassignment surgery.

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ISBN: 9781507200216
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Published: Gallery Books - January 2017

Katherine Arden & Marika McCoola

Katherine ArdenMarika McCoolaAt the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales.

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ISBN: 9781101885932
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Published: Del Rey - January 10th, 2017

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763669614
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Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2015

Eugene Mirabelli, Renato After Alba

Eugene MirabelliTen years after the conclusion of Renato Stillamare’s defiant confessions in Renato, the Painter, Alba, his beloved wife of fifty years, dies without warning, and the blow leaves him in pieces. When he resumes his narrative, this larger-than-life artist has been reduced to a gray existence of messy confusion — broken belief, crazy hope, desperate philosophy.

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ISBN: 9781620540268
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Published: McPherson - November 4th, 2016

Sebastian Stuart & Lis Wiehl, The Candidate

How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks, America's top-rated cable-news host is about to find out.

Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?

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ISBN: 9780718037680
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 4th, 2016

Asia Kepka & Lynn Dowling, Horace and Agnes

Horace is a horse, and Agnes is a squirrel, though there are no boundaries when it comes to true love and genuine companionship. Bursting with color, style, and humor, this is the photographic journal of Horace and Agnes's romance, and their life of simple pleasures walks on the beach, jigsaw puzzles, quick getaways to Las Vegas, visits with relatives, festive parties, and quiet nights at home. In a series of self-portraits created by photographer Asia Kepka, we follow Horace and Agnes through their highs and their lows with spectacular detail and charm.

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ISBN: 9780399575495
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 15th, 2016

Mary Jo Hetzel & Lawrence Kessenich

Lawrence KessenichMary Jo HetzelTwo local novelists present their latest works.





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ISBN: 9781631521355
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Published: She Writes Press - October 18th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781682010273
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Published: North Star Press of St. Cloud - September 3rd, 2016


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